PSHE at SKA aims to focus on our communities and pupil's needs building confident, well-rounded citizens of the future. We aim to support children in their learning of personal, social and health education. We provide scenario based learning which is underpinned on investigative dilemmas based around real life events. We openly encourage pupils to share their learning, opinions and views with each other in a respecting, safe environment. 



Personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Through PSHE children are provided with opportunities to enable them to develop skills to investigate, make sense of and communicate with the world around them in order to become responsible, healthy members of the community. We believe PSHE helps to prepare pupils to become responsible and confident participants.  Our working environment is one that offers security leading to responsible independence. We will ensure that children will be safe and that there are people within school that they can talk to. If pupils indicate that they may be vulnerable or at risk then we will follow the appropriate procedures as set out in the school’s safeguarding policy. 

The PSHE education at South Kirkby Academy is underpinned by our core vision and ethos as a school; Success For All. PSHE at SKA underpins the values of positive relationships for families and friends. We build on establishing respect, kindness, consideration and the importance of honesty and truthfulness along with the importance of a healthy body and mind.




Our curriculum is bespoke to our school and areas needs. It encompasses the PSHE Associations recommended framework to ensure a consistent and full coverage approach. PSHE is taught weekly - elements are also covered discretely within other subjects. To ensure our learning is rich and progressive, we use the PSHE association guidance to develop planning and coverage, continuously reflecting on our children and communities needs.  In our learning, we actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.


PSHE Impact

Through the teaching of PSHE our pupils understand healthy relationships, recognise their own health (mental and physical) and are able to sustain healthy lifestyles. We aim to develop well-rounded and healthy individuals who are able to: confidently share different emotions, listen and care for others, openly discuss feelings, respect people's difference in viewpoint and recognise the importance of privacy alongside being reflective learners.

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Spiritual development is concerned with developing the non-material aspects of life, focusing on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose. Beliefs that help provide perspective on life may be rooted in religion, but equally may not. This refers to children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in, and respect for, different people’s feelings and values. This is developed in PSHE by giving pupils the opportunity to understand human emotions and feelings, the way they impact on people and how an understanding of them can be helpful; for example, through real-life scenario based problems and Drama.



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Moral development is largely about making choices, behaviour and how you live your life. Its also about personal and societal values, understanding the reasons for them and airing and understanding disagreements. Moral Development refers to a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong. Giving pupils opportunities to explore and develop moral concepts and values throughout the curriculum; for example, truth, justice, equality of opportunity, right and wrong through discussion and sharing views.



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Social development shows pupils working together effectively, relating well to adults and participating in the  progressive acquisition of the competencies and qualities needed to play a full part in society and become informed citizens of the future. This is supported by encouraging children to recognise and respect social differences and similarities; for example, where they live, different kinds of family models, age issues as explored through experiences.



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Cultural development is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and experiencing a range of cultural differences. Cultural development refers to pupils developing their understanding of beliefs, values and customs in social, ethnic and national groups different to their own. This is supported by introducing the children to a range of cultures by looking at values and beliefs from others.


South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

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